Development Team

Chris Gilkerson
Mr. Gilkerson is a Principal with Devreco Development Real Estate Company and brings over 15 years of experience in construction management to the table. Chris has experience working with all aspects of the construction process since he began his career in 2001.  He has overseen and participated in over one hundred construction and development projects.

Chris has experience with many building and product types, including: Industrial, Residential/Multifamily, Retail and Professional/Medical Office. Notable projects include the oversight of the construction of Delmarva Health Pavilion, a 50,000 sq ft medical office building in Millsboro, Delaware and the redevelopment of a 200,000 sq ft industrial building re-purposed to a Medical Office complex locally known as Shore Health Pavilion in Easton, Maryland. He has also overseen several intricate redevelopment projects of historic downtown buildings. In addition to having a focus on construction management, Chris is a licensed real estate sales person and represents Tenants and Buyers of Industrial and Office properties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Mr. Gilkerson is a graduate of Salisbury University and lives in Salisbury, MD, with his wife Ashley and children Leo and Alexandra.

Joey Gilkerson
Mr. Gilkerson is a Principal with Devreco Development Real Estate Company and an Advisor for SVN-Miller Commercial Real Estate; he has been involved in the Real Estate industry for a decade. Joey has participated in over one hundred commercial real estate transactions since the inception of his career.

Gilkerson specializes in Tenant and Buyer Representation for Office and Industrial users of Real Estate in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In addition to brokerage activities, Joey leads the Accounting, Tenant Retention and Portfolio Management efforts on behalf of the Devreco team. 

Joey is a community advocate with a passion for philanthropy; he is active on several downtown-related committees and boards and Wor-Wic Community College’s Foundation Board. Formerly, Gilkerson has served on the board for Habitat for Humanity as chair of the site selection committee in Wicomico County, and the Chair for the Young Professionals of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Gilkerson is a graduate of Salisbury University and lives in Salisbury, Maryland with is wife Lauren and their son Roman.

Bradley Gillis
Mr. Gillis is a Principal with Devreco Development Real Estate Company and a Senior Advisor for SVN–Miller Commercial Real Estate. Bradley specializes in the adding value to commercial real estate. Gillis has a history of sales and leases of Medical/Professional Office, Industrial and Investment Properties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware.

Starting his commercial real estate career in 2004, Gillis has secured well over 300 transactions resulting in a career volume in excess of $300 million. Notable clients that Gillis has worked with include Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, University of Maryland Medical System, Walgreens, CVS, Zoetis and Safran.

Active in his community, Gillis is Past President of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, and the youngest ever to serve as President.  Gillis is a member of the Salisbury Wicomico Economic Development, Greater Salisbury Committee, the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center Commission, and, in addition serves on the Career Advisory Board for Salisbury University. He holds the industry’s most prestigious designation, Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).

Bradley earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, HI. Mr. Gillis lives in Salisbury, MD with his wife Kim and sons Jackson and Beau.



Meredith Mears

Meredith Mears serves as Associate Advisor at Sperry Van Ness Miller Commercial Real Estate.  She is the Chief Development Officer of Devreco Development Real Estate Company & Gillis Gilkerson Inc. and brings more than 15 years of experience in economic, community and workforce development. Mears shares a passion for real estate development and building communities in ways that will ultimately benefit economic modernization, growth of local businesses and social well-being of its residents. She has structured a variety of business deals to help entities obtain financing from public and private lenders and has for years worked alongside bankers, investors and other financiers on loan committees with the commitment to move deals forward.

As the former director of economic development for Worcester County, Maryland, Mears provided leadership for business attraction, expansion and retention efforts while executing job creation strategy. She remains committed to her focus of building and sustaining strategic partnerships to establish and grow local industries and jobs for the communities she serves. Prior to joining Worcester Co. Economic Development, Mears was the workforce division director for the Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland where she oversaw a $1 million budget for workforce development services in the region. As an active member of the Maryland Economic Development Association, Mears is engaged in statewide issues affecting infrastructure, jobs and industry.
She is a member of Leadership Maryland, a selected group of Maryland’s best and brightest leaders enlisted to create actionable, positive change in their communities, and she holds seats on several Boards of Directors including the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), the MEDA Foundation, and Maryland Capital Enterprises. Mears holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with a concentration in marketing from Salisbury University.